The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign held every year in November, the period of Remembrance. As a slight twist to the usual paper poppy, crafters across the country have started to change the way they fund raise by making knitted and crocheted poppies!
Around this time of year, we often get asked whether we have a pattern to make knitted or crocheted poppies, in aid of the Poppy Appeal. We thought we’d share this free pattern that the Royal British Legion shared a few years ago – the pattern gives you the option to knit or crochet your poppy. All you need is: some Double Knit yarn, a pair of needles/a crochet hook and a black button!
The red poppy is a symbol of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. Poppies are worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community. The poppy is a well-known and well-established symbol, one that carries a wealth of history and meaning with it.
By donating to The Royal British Legion, you’re helping them to help those in need within the Armed Forces community; service and ex-service personnel and their families. Supporting veterans and their families in debt and emergency situations, the Royal British Legion provides vital support for the Armed Forces community.
All information about the Poppy Appeal has been taken from the Royal British Legion website.